Vote History

October 2015 Vote History

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Washington, October 1, 2015 | comments

(529)  - HR 3457, HR1735: Iran Sanctions and Defense Authorization - Previous Question

October 01, 2015 – Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 449) that would provide for floor consideration of the bill (HR 3457) that would prohibit the president from waiving sanctions under the Iran Nuclear Agreement until Iran pays the legal terrorism-related judgment it owes, and consideration of the conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 (HR 1735). Motion agreed to 237-180

Vote: Yea

(530) - HR 1735, HR3457: Iran Sanctions and Defense Authorization – Rule

October 01, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 449) that would provide for the consideration of the bill (HR 3457) that would prohibit the president from waiving sanctions under the Iran Nuclear Agreement until Iran pays the legal terrorism-related judgment it owes, and for the consideration of the conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 (HR 1735). Adopted 241-181.

Vote: Yea

(531) - HR 1735: Defense Authorization – Recommit

October 01, 2015 -Smith, D-Wash., motion to recommit the bill to the House Armed Services Committee with instructions to report back to the House with an amendment that would transfer $38.3 billion from the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account to the Department of the Defense based budget by striking the requirement that the administration treat these funds as emergency war funding. Motion rejected 186-241.

Vote: Nay

(532) - HR 1735: Defense Authorization – Passage

October 01, 2015 - Adoption of a conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (HR 1735) that would authorize $604.2 billion for discretionary defense spending, including $515 billion for discretionary spending subject to sequester-reduced spending caps for FY 2016 for the base defense budget and $89.2 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). Adopted 270-156.

Vote: Yea

(533) - HR 3457: Iran Sanctions – Passage

October 01, 2015 - Passage of a bill that would prohibit the president from waiving sanctions under the Iran Nuclear Agreement until Iran pays the legal terrorism-related judgment it owes. The president would be required to certify to Congress that the Iranian government has paid all outstanding judgments before Iran's sanctions are lifted or its assets released. Passed 251-173.

Vote: Yea

(534) - HR 1553: Small Bank Examinations – Passage

October 06, 2015 - Neugebauer, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill that would expand the number of banks eligible for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) 18 month (rather than annual) cycle exams by increasing the number of assets allowed from $500 million to $1 billion and lowering the safety and soundness rating to good rather than outstanding. Motion agreed to 411-0.

Vote: Yea

(535) - HR 1839: Secondary Market Transactions – Passage

October 06, 2015 - Garrett, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill that would amend the Securities Act of 1933 to establish a legal framework for private secondary market transactions by adding certain accredited investor transactions to the list of unregistered securities permitted to be sold through interstate commerce and through the mail. Motion agreed to 404-0.

Vote: Yea

(536) - : Benghazi Committee Dismantlement - Motion to Table

October 07, 2015 - Stivers, R-Ohio, motion to table the Slaughter, D-N.Y., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Slaughter resolution concerning the dismantlement of the House Select Committee on Benghazi does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion rejected 240-183.

Vote: Yea

(537) - HR 3192: Homebuyers Assistance – Rule

October 07, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 462) that would provide for the consideration of the bill (HR 3192) that would delay implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's rules regarding lender disclosures to consumers applying for home mortgage loans until Feb. 1, 2016. Adopted 238-181.

Vote: Yea

(538) - H Res 461: Fetal Tissue Investigative Panel – Passage

October 07, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would establish a select investigative subcommittee under the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The panel would be responsible for investigating and reporting on issues related to fetal tissue donation, fetal tissue procurement, federal funding for abortion services, and late-term abortions. The panel would be composed, as amended, of 15 members selected by the speaker and minority leader, with no more than six Democrats. Adopted 242-184.

Vote: Yea

(539) - HR 3192: Homebuyers Assistance – Recommit

October 07, 2015 - Moulton, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report back with an amendment that would exclude servicemembers, veterans, students, seniors, and the families of such individuals from the safe harbor provisions in the measure, which would protect borrowers from the enforcement of integrated disclosure requirements for mortgage loan transactions until Feb. 1, 2016. Motion rejected 185-240.

Vote: Nay

(540) - HR 3192: Homebuyers Assistance – Passage

October 07, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would delay implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's rules regarding lender disclosures to consumers applying for home mortgage loans until Feb. 1, 2016. Enforcement of the rules and lawsuits against lenders would be prohibited as long as the lender makes a good-faith effort to comply with the rules. Passed 303-121.

Vote: Yea

(541) - HR 702, HR538: Energy Development - Previous Question

October 08, 2015 - Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 466) that would provide for floor consideration of the bill (HR 538) that would reduce Federal regulations on the development of Indian lands to expedite the development of energy, and consideration of the bill (HR 702) to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions. Motion agreed to 244-183.

Vote: Yea

(542) - HR 702, HR538: Energy Development – Rule

October 08, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 466) that would provide for the consideration of the bill (HR 538) that would reduce Federal regulations on the development of Indian lands to expedite the development of energy, and for consideration of the bill (HR 702) that would adapt to changing crude oil market conditions. Adopted 244-185.

Vote: Yea

(543) - HR 538: Energy Development – Recommit

October 08, 2015 - Lujan, D-N.M., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee with instructions to report back to the House with an amendment that would ensure that nothing in the bill would contravene the authority of the president to avoid adversely affecting the physical integrity of any site identified as sacred by virtue of established religious significance to, or ceremonial use by, and Indian religion. Motion rejected 184-239.

Vote: Nay

(544) - HR 538: Energy Development – Passage

October 08, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would reduce federal regulations on the development of Indian lands to expedite the development of energy. As amended, the bill would allow state, tribe, and local governments in an affected area to continue to comment on an environmental impact statement. Further, the bill would create a demonstration project with Indian tribes to perform administrative, management, and other functions of programs of the Tribal Forest Protection Act. Passed 254-173.

Vote: Yea

(545) - HR 702: Crude Oil Exports - National Defense Sealift

October 09, 2015 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would remove the bill's provisions on the National Defense Sealift. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 109-306.

Vote: Nay

(546) - HR 702: Crude Oil Exports - State Sponsors of Terrorism

October 09, 2015 - Messer, R-Ind., amendment that would allow the president to ban oil exports to foreign governments that are designated as state sponsors of terrorism. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 414-1.

Vote: Yea

(547) - HR 702: Crude Oil Exports - Iran Ban

October 09, 2015 - Messer, R-Ind., amendment that would ban the sale of U.S.-produced oil to Iran.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 419-0.

Vote: Yea

(548) - HR 702: Crude Oil Exports – Recommit

October 09, 2015 - Huffman, D-Calif., motion to recommit to the Committee of Energy and Commerce with instructions to report back to the House with an amendment that would ensure that nothing in the bill would prevent the president or any other federal official from enforcing federal laws or regulations necessary to protect human health, the environment, or public safety. Motion rejected 179-242.

Vote: Nay

(549) - HR 702: Crude Oil Exports – Passage

October 09, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would allow the export of crude oil produced in the United States by removing the export ban imposed by the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and would prohibit U.S. officials from imposing or enforcing restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports, but would not prevent the president from limiting U.S. crude oil exports in response to foreign threats. As amended, the bill would also include a report on greenhouse gas emissions and a study on the impact on consumers, would allow the president to ban exports to state sponsors of terrorism, and would ban the sale of U.S.-produced oil to Iran. Passed 261-159.

Vote: Yea

(550) - HR 3493: Urban Nuclear Terrorism Detection – Passage

October 20, 2015 - Donovan, R-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would formally establish the Securing the Cities program within the Homeland Security Department to increase the ability of the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks that use nuclear or other radiological materials in high-risk urban areas. Motion agreed to 411-4.

Vote: Yea

(551) - HR 3350: Terrorism Threat Assessment – Passage

October 20, 2015 - Donovan, R-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to conduct, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, a terrorism threat assessment regarding the transportation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials in the United States and through the nation's land borders. Motion agreed to 416-0.

Vote: Yea

(552) - H Res 348: Ukrainian Elections – Passage

October 20, 2015 - Royce, R-Ca., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would state that the House of Representatives supports the right of the Ukrainian people to freely elect their government and determine their future and condemns attempts by outside forces, specifically the Russian government, to interfere with elections in Ukraine. The resolution also would urge the administration to expedite assistance to Ukraine for the facilitation of political, economic and social overhauls necessary to hold free and fair elections that meet international standards. Motion agreed to 413-4.

Vote: Yea

(553) - HR 692, HR10: Payments if Debt Limit Reached and D.C. School Vouchers - Previous Question

October 21, 2015 – Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 480) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 692) that would require the Treasury Department, if the debt limit is reached, to issue obligations in order to make certain principal and interest payments and the bill (HR 10) that would reauthorize a D.C. school voucher program through fiscal 2021. Motion agreed to 241-181.

Vote: Yea

(554) - HR 692, HR10: Payments if Debt Limit Reached and D.C. School Vouchers – Rule

October 21, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 480) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 692) that would require the Treasury Department, if the debt limit is reached, to issue obligations in order to make certain principal and interest payments and the bill (HR 10) that would reauthorize a D.C. school voucher program through fiscal 2021. Adopted 245-182.

Vote: Yea

(555) - HR 1937: Mining Permitting - Previous Question

October 21, 2015 - Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 481) that would provide for House floor consideration the bill (HR 1937) that would deem certain mining operations as "infrastructure projects" as described in a 2012 presidential order regarding permitting of infrastructure projects. Motion agreed to 243-184.

Vote: Yea

(556) - HR 1937: Mining Permitting – Rule

October 21, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 481) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1937) that would deem certain mining operations as "infrastructure projects" as described in a 2012 presidential order regarding permitting of infrastructure projects. Adopted 244-185.

Vote: Yea

(557) - HR 692: Payments if Debt Limit Reached – Passage

October 21, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would direct the Treasury Department, if the debt limit is reached, to issue obligations in order to make principal and interest payments on both government debt held by the public and on obligations from the Social Security trust fund. The measure would bar use of obligations to pay compensation for members of Congress. Passed 235-194.

Vote: Yea

(558) - HR 10: D.C. School Vouchers – Recommit

October 21, 2015 - Scott, D-Va., motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would require schools, in order to participate in the program, to certify that they will provide participating students with protections under civil rights, age discrimination, and disability laws. Motion rejected 185-242.

Vote: Nay

(559) - HR 10: D.C. School Vouchers – Passage

October 21, 2015 - Passage of a bill that would reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to D.C. students to cover tuition and other expenses to attend private schools. Specifically, the bill would extend through fiscal 2021 the current annual authorization level of $60 million, evenly split among the program, D.C. public school improvement and D.C. public charter school expansion. The bill would require private schools to be accredited or be seeking accreditation to be eligible to participate in the program and would bar the Education Department from limiting student eligibility based on certain factors, such as the school the student previously attended. Passed 240-191.

Vote: Yea

(560) - HR 1937: Mining Permitting - Definition of Strategic and Critical Minerals

October 22, 2015 - Lowenthanal, D-Calif, amendment that would change the bill's definition of "strategic and critical minerals" to those identified by the National Research Council in a 2008 report, and also would specifically exclude sand, gravel and clay. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-253.

Vote: Nay

(561) - HR 1937: Mining Permitting - Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act

October 22, 2015 - Dingell, D-Mich, amendment that would require the issuance of mining permits of be reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-248.

Vote: Nay

(562) - HR 1937: Mining Permitting - Judicial Review

October 22, 2015 - Cartwright, D-Pa., amendment that would remove the portion of the bill regarding judicial review. The section of the bill that would be removed includes provisions that would limit to 60 days the period in which civil action could be taken against the federal government regarding a mining permit and that would prevent the awarding of attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-245.

Vote: Nay

(563) - HR 1937: Mining Permitting - Domestic Demand

October 22, 2015 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would require proposed mining operations, in order to be covered under the bill, to demonstrate that the combined capacity of existing domestic mining operations that produce the same mineral is less than 80 percent of the domestic demand for the mineral. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-246.

Vote: Nay

(564) - HR 1937: Mining Permitting – Recommit

October 22, 2015 - Peters, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would state that the bill would not limit the authority of the lead permitting agency to assess the proposed activity's potential contribution to climate change. Motion rejected 184-246.

Vote: Nay

(565) - HR 1937: Mining Permitting – Passage

October 22, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would deem mining operations of "strategic and critical minerals" as "infrastructure projects" as described in a 2012 presidential order regarding permitting of infrastructure projects. The bill would define "strategic and critical minerals" as those that are essential for national defense, energy infrastructure, domestic manufacturing, and for the nation's economic security. The bill would require the lead agency responsible for issuing mining permits to appoint a project lead to coordinate interagency permitting to minimize delays and set timelines. The bill also would deem requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act to have been met if the lead agency determines that any state or federal agency has or will address certain factors specified in the bill, including the environmental impact and public participation. The bill also would limit to 60 days the period in which civil action could be taken against the federal government regarding a mining permit and prevent the awarding of attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Passed 254-177.

Vote: Yea

(566) - HR 3762: Health Care Law Reconciliation - Previous Question

October 22, 2015 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 483) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3762) that would repeal portions of the 2010 health care overhaul and would block for one year federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The rule would waive through the legislative day of Oct. 23, 2015, the two-thirds vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. It also would grant suspension authority on the legislative days of Oct. 22, 2015 and Oct. 23, 2015. Motion agreed to 244-185.

Vote: Yea

(567) - HR 3762: Health Care Law Reconciliation – Rule

October 22, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 483) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3762) that would repeal portions of the 2010 health care overhaul and would block for one year federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The rule would waive through the legislative day of Oct. 23, 2015, the two-thirds vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. It also would grant suspension authority on the legislative days of Oct. 22, 2015 and Oct. 23, 2015. Adopted 240-187.

Vote: Yea

(568) - HR 3762: Health Care Law Reconciliation – Passage

October 23, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would repeal portions of the 2010 health care law, including: the requirements for most individuals to have health insurance and employers with more than 50 employees to offer it or face penalties, the 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices, the tax on certain high-value employer-sponsored health insurance plans, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The measure also would block, for one year, federal funding for Planned Parenthood and would increase funding for community health centers by $235 million in both fiscal 2016 and 2017. Passed 240-189.

Vote: Yea

(569) - HR 597: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization - Discharge Motion

October 26, 2015 - Fincher, R-Tenn., motion to discharge from the House Rules Committee and bring to the House floor the rule (H Res 450) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 597) that would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank through fiscal 2019. Motion agreed to 246-177.

Vote: Nay

(570) - HR 1090: Labor Department Fiduciary Proposal - Previous Question

October 27, 2015 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 491) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1090) that would prevent the Labor Department from issuing a final rule regarding fiduciary standards for retirement investment advisers until after the Securities and Exchange Commission issues a final rule on standards of conduct for broker-dealers. Motion agreed to 242-185.

Vote: Yea

(571) - HR 1090: Labor Department Fiduciary Proposal – Rule

October 27, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 491) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1090) that would prevent the Labor Department from issuing a final rule regarding fiduciary standards for retirement investment advisers until after the Securities and Exchange Commission conducts a study and issues a final rule on standards of conduct for broker-dealers. Adopted 244-186.

Vote: Yea

(572) - HR 597: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization - Previous Question

October 27, 2015 - Fincher, R-Tenn., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the resolution (H Res 450) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 597) that would reauthorize and make changes to the Export-Import Bank's charter through fiscal 2019. Motion agreed to 271-158.

Vote: Nay

(573) - HR 597: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization – Rule

October 27, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 450) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 597) that would reauthorize and make changes to the Export-Import Bank's charter through fiscal 2019. Adopted 275-154.

Vote: Nay

(574) - HR 1090: Labor Department Fiduciary Proposal - Allow Labor Department Rule

October 27, 2015 - Lynch, D-Mass., amendment that would remove the bill's provision that would prevent the Labor Department from issuing a final rule on fiduciary standards for retirement investment advisers until after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issues a final rule on standards for broker-dealers. The amendment would replace the provision with a requirement that the SEC revise its standards for broker-dealers within 60 days of the Labor Department issuing its final rule. Rejected 184-246.

Vote: Nay

(575) - HR 1090: Labor Department Fiduciary Proposal – Passage

October 27, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would prevent the Labor Department from issuing a final rule regarding fiduciary standards for retirement investment advisers until after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issues a final rule on broker-dealer conduct standards. The bill would not require the SEC to issue a final rule. The SEC, before issuing a rule, would be required to report to Congress with certain information, including whether retail investors are being harmed by the lower standard for brokers and dealers and whether adoption of a uniform fiduciary standard would harm retail investors' access to cost-effective and personalized investment advice. Passed 245-186.

Vote: Yea

(576) - HR 597: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization – Passage

October 27, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the Import-Export Bank's charter through fiscal 2019. The bill would reduce, from $140 billion to $135 billion, the limit on the amount of loans, guarantees and insurance the bank could have outstanding at any given time, and would prohibit the bank from issuing new loans if the default rate reaches or exceeds two percent. It would also direct the bank to increase the minimum amount of its financing required to be dedicated to small business from 20 to 25 percent. The measure would also establish chief risk officer and chief ethics officer positions, and would require the bank to be subject to an audit by the Government Accountability Office audit every four years. Passed 313-118.

Vote: Nay

(577) - HR 1314: Spending Cap and Debt Limit Increase 'Shell' - Previous Question

October 28, 2015 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 495) that would provide for House floor consideration of the intended legislative vehicle for a measure that would increase discretionary spending caps for two fiscal years and suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2017. Motion agreed to 325-103.

Vote: Yea

(578) - HR 1314: Spending Cap and Debt Limit Increase 'Shell' – Rule

October 28, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 495) that would provide for House floor consideration of the intended legislative vehicle for a measure that would increase discretionary spending caps for two fiscal years and suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2017. Adopted 392-37.

Vote: Yea

(579) - HR 1314: Spending Cap and Debt Limit Increase - Motion to Concur

October 28, 2015 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a modified Boehner amendment that would replace the bill with legislation that would suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2017 and increase the discretionary spending cap for fiscal 2016 by $50 billion and for fiscal 2017 by $30 billion, with the increases split equally between defense and non-defense spending. Offsets through mandatory spending cuts and revenue increases would include increasing premiums companies pay to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation to insure private pension plans, the sale of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and changes to the federal crop insurance program. It would prevent an estimated 52 percent premium increase for certain Medicare beneficiaries and instead provide for a lower increase, and would make changes to keep the Social Security disability insurance trust solvent until 2022. Motion agreed to 266-167.

Vote: Nay

(580) - : Quorum Call - Call of the House

October 29, 2015 - Quorum was present with 421 members responding (14 members did not respond.).

Vote: Present

(581) - : Election of the Speaker -October 29, 2015 -

Nomination of Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for Speaker of the House of Representatives for the remainder of the 114th Congress. Other - yeas prevailed 236-184.

Vote: Yea

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